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04-22

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The Call-Up: Jonathan Pettibone
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Mark Anderson and Bret Sayre

04-11

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Fantasy Freestyle: Should We Start Pitchers Making Their Major-League Debuts?
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Bret Sayre

04-05

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Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Two
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Paul Sporer

09-22

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BP Unfiltered: The Emotional Ups and Downs of a Major-League Debut
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Ben Lindbergh

09-10

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Bizball: The Strasburg Shutdown and How It All Could Have Been Avoided
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Maury Brown

06-21

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Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 20
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Kevin Goldstein

04-30

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What You Need to Know: Monday, April 30
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Daniel Rathman

03-06

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Future Shock: Rangers Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-04

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Future Shock: Rockies Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

04-13

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Future Shock: The Wimmers Mystery
by
Kevin Goldstein

04-08

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Future Shock: Opening Day Madness
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Kevin Goldstein

02-25

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Are You Experienced?
by
Jay Jaffe

02-16

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Future Shock: Minnesota Twins Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

02-03

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Future Shock: Texas Rangers Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-18

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Future Shock: Colorado Rockies Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

12-21

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Future Shock: Milwaukee Brewers Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

12-14

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Future Shock: Houston Astros Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

12-03

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Future Shock: Chicago Cubs Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

03-17

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Future Shock: Future Top Dogs, NL
by
Kevin Goldstein

02-26

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Future Shock: Giants Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

02-25

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Future Shock: Padres Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

02-22

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Baseball Therapy: That Peak Age Thing, Part 2
by
Russell A. Carleton

02-19

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Future Shock: Pirates Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

02-15

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Baseball Therapy: That Peak Age Thing, Part 1
by
Russell A. Carleton

02-12

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42

Future Shock: Mets Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

02-02

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Future Shock: Astros Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-26

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Future Shock: Reds Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-19

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Future Shock: Diamondbacks Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-08

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Future Shock: Rays Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

12-29

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Future Shock: A's Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

12-04

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Future Shock: Angels Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

11-20

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Future Shock: Indians Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

11-09

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Future Shock: Orioles Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

02-17

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Future Shock: Los Angeles Angels Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-23

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Future Shock: Nationals Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

12-16

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Future Shock: Mets Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

12-04

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Future Shock: Dodgers Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

02-21

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Future Shock: Padres Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

02-07

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Future Shock: Mets Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

02-05

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Future Shock: Brewers Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

01-23

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Future Shock: Rockies Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

01-18

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Future Shock: Reds Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-11

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Future Shock: Diamondbacks Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

12-13

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Future Shock: Mariners Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

12-10

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Future Shock: Athletics Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

11-20

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Future Shock: Angels Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

11-02

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Future Shock: Red Sox Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

10-31

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Future Shock: Orioles Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

10-19

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Future Shock: How the Rockies Were Built
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Kevin Goldstein

09-06

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Future Shock: Two Steps Back, American League
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Kevin Goldstein

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April 22, 2013 3:47 pm

The Call-Up: Jonathan Pettibone

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Mark Anderson and Bret Sayre

The Phillies summon a replacement pitcher from the farm.

The Situation: Starter John Lannan was injured during his last start on Wednesday, forcing the Phillies to look to the minor leagues for support. With left-hander Adam Morgan having just pitched in Triple-A, the team will turn to their eighth-ranked prospect in right-hander Jonathan Pettibone.

Background: The Phillies gave Pettibone an aggressive $500,000 signing bonus as a third-round pick in 2008 and assigned the 17-year-old right-hander to the Gulf Coast League for one start in his debut summer. In 2009, Pettibone moved on to the New York-Penn League, where he tossed 35 1/3 innings with a 5.35 ERA as one of the younger players in the league. The Phillies continued to promote him a level at a time as he moved to Low-A in 2010 and put together his first truly successful season, posting a 3.49 ERA in 131 1/3 innings.

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Bret examines whether starting pitchers are worth using in fantasy as soon as they reach the bigs.

Sometimes things that we take for granted as gospel are worth investigating. The latest example of this came in the wake of Jose Fernandez’s incredible debut for the Marlins this past Sunday. It’s not often that we see something that we can say has never been done before, but the 2011 draftee accomplished a truly unique feat. Jose Fernandez was the first-ever 20-year-old to strike out at least eight batters and walk one or fewer in his major-league debut. Yes, the first in major-league history.

So, of course, just over two hours before Fernandez threw his first major-league pitch, I took to Twitter and offered the right-hander’s owners this “advice.”

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April 5, 2013 5:00 am

Fantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week Two

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Paul Sporer

Strong matchups warrant gambles on Roy Halladay and Tim Lincecum this week, even in the wake of their shaky debuts.

Welcome to the 2013 debut of the Weekly Pitching Planner. Each week, I will cover the pitchers who are slated to make two starts and help you decide who you should start and who you should sit. Sometimes, such as when a pitcher has have one good matchup and one difficult assignment, pitchers will be in the “consider” category; your league settings might then determine whether or not that pitcher should find a spot in your lineup. The pitchers will be split by league, and then by categories:

Auto-Starts – These are your surefire fantasy aces. You paid a handsome sum for them either with an early draft pick or a high-dollar auction bid, so you’re starting them anywhere, anytime. Guys can emerge onto or fall off of this list as the season evolves. There won’t be many—if any—notes associated with these groupings each week. They are, as the name says, automatic starts.

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Melky Mesa rides an emotional rollercoaster and lives to tell the tale.

The Yankees and A's played for almost six hours on Saturday afternoon into Sunday evening, using 18 pitchers and 29 position players between them. In the top of the 13th inning, the A's homered three times to take a 9-5 lead. In the bottom of the 13th, the Yankees tied the game on four hits, including the second home run of the day by Raul Ibanez (who'd last hit one on August 5th). It was a weird one, and one both teams badly wanted to win.

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A look at the Stephen Strasburg situation in Washington and what the Nats could have done to avoid this media nightmare.

The countdown had been coming for months. It was just a matter of what would happen when it ended. We’re of course talking about the Washington Nationals’ declaration that they would shut down starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg at 160 innings pitched, something that the club had said they would be doing after the no. 1 draft pick and Scott Boras client had Tommy John surgery in 2010 to replace the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

We counted. We watched. We never made it that far.

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June 21, 2012 12:29 pm

Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 20

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Kevin Goldstein

The suddenly delayed timetable of Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado and notes from around the minors.

Nolan Arenado, 3B, Rockies (Double-A Tulsa): 2-for-5, HR (7), 2 R, RBI, K.

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Bryce Harper's presence and early contributions gives the Nationals a happy glimpse into the future.

The Weekend Takeaway
During a weekend series highlighted by Matt Kemp’s 10th-inning walk-off homer in Saturday’s 4-3 Dodgers victory, the Nationals got a glimpse into their future—a future that likely will not include many more sweeps at the hands of the Dodgers.

Top prospect Bryce Harper arrived with a bang on Saturday, and while Kemp ultimately stole the show, the 19-year-old phenom immediately displayed the tools that will soon make him a superstar. Harper rocketed a high Chad Billingsley fastball over Kemp’s head to straightaway center for a double, fired an 80-grade bullet home from left field, and drove in the go-ahead run with a ninth-inning sacrifice fly that would have won the game if not for a Henry Rodriguez meltdown in the bottom half of the frame.


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March 6, 2012 3:00 am

Future Shock: Rangers Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

Despite recently graduating or trading many of their top prizes, the Texas system still has plenty of intriguing names left.

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January 4, 2012 12:17 am

Future Shock: Rockies Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

The Rockies' farm system could soon help the team to get back into contention in the NL West.

Previous Rankings: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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April 13, 2011 2:24 am

Future Shock: The Wimmers Mystery

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Kevin Goldstein

Twins prospect Alex Wimmers had a season debut to forget, but it wasn't your run-of-the-mill poor outing.

On Monday night, right-hander Alex Wimmers, the Minnesota Twins' first-round pick in the 2010 draft, had a season debut that could only be classified as disturbing. Pitching for High-A Fort Myers in the Florida State League, he faced six batters and walked them all, throwing 28 pitches in the process and almost delivering as many wild pitches (three) as he did strikes (four).

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Yesterday gave us the minor leagues' opening day, meaning Kevin has plenty to tell you about-including how Bryce Harper's pro debut went.

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February 25, 2011 10:23 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: Are You Experienced?

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Jay Jaffe

A kid's vintage and relative experience has less than a predictive effect on his arriving to stay in The Show.

With Cliff Lee's surprising detour to Philadelphia and Andy Pettitte's unsurprising detour into retirement, the Yankees' major-league rotation is in a decidedly unfinished state. Happily, their farm system is chock full of quality pitching prospects. On the surface, the solution—fill the rotation's two open spots from within—appears obvious, but the Yankees are auditioning veteran retreads such as Freddy Garcia, Sergio Mitre, and Bartolo Colon for first dibs on those spots. Not long after pitchers and catchers reported to camp, general manager Brian Cashman dismissed the idea of either of the team's blue chippers on the mound, Manuel Banuelos and Dellin Betances, breaking camp with the big club, stating to the New York Daily News' Mark Feinsand that "(t)hey’re going to get their first taste of big-league camp, then they're going to get slotted into Trenton. They have no chance to make this team."

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